A spider infestation is an unwelcome sight for many homeowners. Spiders can be creepy and they can be dangerous. On top of that, they leave webs everywhere, and they can reproduce very fast. As such, we try to avoid having infestations as much as possible. But what causes these infestations? In this article, we’re going to find out.
What brings a spider into the home?
Like any pest that would seek to enter the home, spiders are looking for shelter and food. However, in order to reach food and shelter, the spider will need an easy way to enter the home. Since spiders are so small, finding and sealing all the gaps that they could use to enter is pretty difficult. This is why pest control efforts targeting spiders use residual insecticides around common access points to prevent entry. Common access points will often include windows and doors, the foundation, and crawl spaces. If these areas are treated with insecticides, spiders and other insects will have a very hard time getting indoors.
When it comes to food, we all know that spiders like to eat other insects. This means that if you have a spider infestation, there are likely a lot of other insects in the home, and possibly even a secondary pest infestation. Installing residual insecticide to protect the home from spiders has the added benefit of preventing most insects from entering the home and reducing the number of food sources that spiders have available.
Shelterwise, spiders prefer dark, hidden areas. These areas can be cracks or locations that are behind furniture or appliances, but they can also be created from clutter. If you have a lot of clutter in your home, or in the basement, attic or garage, spiders will have plenty of shelter to choose from. Clutter is not only attractive to spiders however. A large variety of pests will be drawn to it, so if you remove the clutter in the home, you will be safer from spiders, rats, mice and several other pests.
If you currently have a spider infestation, the best way to deal with it is to hire a pest control company for the job. The residual insecticide treatment will not only remove an existing infestation, but it will also protect your home from future ones. Contact us today for more information regarding spider control services, or to set up an appointment for an inspection.